Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
New Regulations from 2014
Notice to candidates:
From August 2014 the Membership examination will be held under new regulations.
The syllabus remains unchanged. The content of the examination also remains largely unchanged.
Parts 1 & 2 have been replaced by one examination, now known as Part A. Part A consists of 2 papers Paper 1 (Applied Basic Science) is an MCQ with Single Best Answer format and Paper 2 (Principles of Surgery-in-General) is an MCQ normally comprising Extended Matching Questions. Both papers are conducted on the same day.
Part A is common to
all four Surgical Royal Colleges of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The examination is held on the same day and time at all venues.
consists of an 20 stations OSCE format circuit ( 18 manned and 2 unmanned) of 9+1 minutes at each station. Candidates will be assessed on basic sciences,
communication skills, surgical skills and clinical acumen. This examination will be conducted in a single day.
Director of Surgical
Royal College of
Surgeons in Ireland